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Kosher/Soul Collards 

The Green Glaze, the most beautiful of American old variety collard greens.  Kosher/Soul Collards (partly based on Matt’s Four Pepper Collards, from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen) 2013. ¼ cup of canola oil 1 cup of red onion cut into thin slices … Continue reading

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How a Brazilian Scholar Inspired My Search for the Roots of Soul Food

All historic images were sourced from www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library. WHEN I was about eleven or twelve years old my grandfather gave … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: The Culture of Collards on Vimeo

Enjoy this short film by my friend Aditi Desai featuring me, 3 Part Harmony Farm and City Blossoms DC in an exploration of the heritage of collards and culinary and food justice. I was privileged to see it screened at … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Newgrorati: Of Collards and Amnesia

Dear Newgrorati on #BlackTwitter, If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. And if you want to change a culture, change the stories.—Michael Margolis We need to have a talk about collard greens. Like, now. Apparently some … Continue reading

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Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines | Here & Now

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/02/25/african-american-kosher-cuisines Fresh from NPR’s Here and Now, an interview with me today about the real koshersoul. Cuisine that is…  🙂 Enjoy

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So…what was on that table?????: Follow Up to “Many Rivers to Cross”

So first off, if you haven’t seen it, the first episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, “The Black Atlantic,” is available to watch UNTIL 10/22/2017 (okay so you have a minute but don’t delay…. LOL) I appear … Continue reading

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Get It While You Can: Collard Flower Vinegar

So right now I’m at a food studies workshop at Indiana University/Bloomington, hanging out with a lot of the great food studies academics of our time, and on my first scholar in residence visit! Recently I’ve been making vinegars from … Continue reading

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